Author Archive: UC IT Blogger

A Building Density Dashboard: How UCB Does COVID-19 Space Planning

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

By Rita Rosenthal. UC Berkeley teamed up with Google to launch a building density dashboard that assists space planners with developing and monitoring space usage during the pandemic. Prior to the dashboard, the task of tracking density and space usage…
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Save the Date: May 5 Campus Usability Workshop

UC Berkeley, User Centered Design

Don’t miss the Campus Usability Workshop, hosted by UC Berkeley’s User-Centered Design group, on May 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This event features a usability assessment of Berkeley campus projects and a presentation about design systems from guest developers…
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Executives from Twitter, TrustMAPP, and FireEye Will Be Keynotes for the 2021 Information Security Symposium

By Ahna Heller. Register for the 2021 Information Security Symposium (ISS). The virtual event occurs June 15-16. UC Davis has lined up three information security executives as keynote speakers.

Register: UCSD Privacy Workshop on April 22

Clip art of someone working on a laptop while looking over their shoulder suspiciously

Learn about privacy laws and how to best protect yourself at the Privacy 101 Workshop (online webinar), presented by the UC San Diego Campus Privacy Office, on April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Register now! This event…
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Register for UC/CSU/CCC Joint Summit on DEI

Intersegmental IT Summit: Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. California Community College, Cal State University, University of California logos

Don’t miss the inaugural Intersegmental IT Summit: Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion on Thursday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Technology professionals, and information technology in general, play a critical role in eliminating structural barriers to education….
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Neuroscientists Tap Gamers to Learn How People Problem-Solve

The game app Hexxed

By Robert Sanders. Fans of Candy Crush Saga, Flow Free or Minesweeper should check out a challenging new mobile game app, hexxed, that will stretch your brain as it helps brain researchers understand human strategic thinking and perhaps improve the reasoning…
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ETS, DFSS Collaborate to Reduce User Workload in Managing Campus Utilities

UCSB ETS Ace Partnership Award from 2020

By Lindsey Terra. In the spirit of partnership and digital transformation, a recent collaboration between Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) and Design, Facilities, and Safety Services (DFSS) integrated two software applications — EnergyCAP and PeopleSoft — that reduced user workload by 70 percent.


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Holistic Research Support at UC Berkeley: a Library and Research IT collaboration

Research IT consultants at UC Berkeley

Anna Sackmann co-authored this post with Amy Neeser. Libraries have historically served as a hub for access to technology by providing publicly available computers with access to the Internet and workshops on technology topics. Academic libraries Research IT commonly house their…
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Supporting the Tech behind Campus COVID-19 Testing

Assistant professor Juliet Morrison test run equipment in the COVID-19 testing lab on Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Multidisciplinary Research Building at UC Riverside . Researchers are preparing the lab that will be used for rapidly testing students, staff, and faculty members. (UCR/Stan Lim)

By Alexandra Chrystal. COVID-19 presented UCR with many new challenges. Access to technology that allows us to continue to learn, teach, and work remotely is now a requirement rather than a convenience, and ITS is proud to have helped mobilize…
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